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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. peripeteia
  2. ate
  3. strophe
  4. pathos
  5. anagnoresis
  1. a ruin/delusion (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  2. b the quality of a play to evoke pity and fear in an an audience
  3. c this word, also known as "reversal," is the reversal of a situation (i.e. from good to bad or bad to good)
  4. d this word, also known as "recognition," is the change from ignorance to awareness in the tragic hero; he/she usually recognizes some horrible event/secret and then achieves a revelation about something like human fate, destiny, and/or the will of the gods
  5. e this was the first movement of the chorus in an ode

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a spring festival in which the main attraction was theater; it included the "exultation of the soul" and "dancing and screaming"
  2. wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance
  3. the god of human and agricultural fertility who was deemed the patron of song, poetry, and drama; Greek drama began as a religious observance of him; the "Cult of this person" practiced rituals/celebrations for him
  4. famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  5. ascension to god-like status (a part of the tragic hero cycle, although this does not always happen)

5 True/False questions

  1. skenepursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)

          

  2. prologuethis was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters that was used to bring the play to a close

          

  3. paradosthis was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play

          

  4. exodosthis was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play

          

  5. catharsisknown as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe